Chicago, Illinois, US
This map uses an aerial view of Chicago to capture as much of the architecture in the Loop and around Grant Park as possible. Over 250 buildings, streets, sculptures, parks and landmarks are represented in this illustration.
Northfield, IL, United States
My family has been vacationing in Michiana for one week in August every year since I was very little. We spend most of our time on the beach reading and searching for beach treasures. It is the most relaxing week of summer and I look forward to it every year. It will always hold a place in my heart and I hope in the future to continue this tradition when I start my own family.
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There are so many wonderful wineries around the finger Lakes, that I decided I'd like to see if we could take a family friendly staycation this year. Turns out there are so many things to do! I couldn't possibly fit them all in, but I did draw a few of my favorites that are now on my must see and/or do list.
A map I drew based on my own experience of exploring my inner world.
Prospect Park is the place to be when I need to clear my head and let my mind wander! It's a 10 minute walk from my apartment so I'm there quite often, especially in the summer. Even though it's situated in an urban environment there have been many times that I have taken walks on the winding paths in the park and have felt far away from the city.
For my family's "staycation" convenience I've mapped where 15 independently owned bookstores are located along the Oregon Coast (USA). One of my family's favorite things to do is walk a long distance beside the Pacific Ocean then have a picnic and a "sit and read by the sea" session. A great way to un-plug!